ARISTO – Suspended for time being

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It is with great sadness that I have to announce the suspension of the Aristo Monthly event.  I hope that this is temporary.  Due to real life health and family issues I am not currently able to dedicate enough time to organise the event.  Many apologies to the designers who have been so loyal and the customers who have been so enthusiastic.  If and when things change I shall make a further announcement.

Moeko Tatekana

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APPLICATIONS OPEN – OCTOBER – A GOTHIC BALL

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Applications are now open for our October round of Aristo.  The theme this time is A GOTHIC BALL.  It’s about much more than ballgowns and tuxedos.  Think dark and daring, evil, deadly and decidedly creepy – this is the theme behind – A GOTHIC BALL.  Let your creative imagination run wild – just keep it dark, gothic, and disturbing!

APPLICATION FORM – CLICK HERE

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The Grand Tour – September Aristo – Sponsor Exclusives

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We have some epic sponsors this month and some really sumptuous exclusives from them!  All of our merchants have designed gorgeous items for your luxurious enjoyment (yes all at L$99 for the duration of the event), but here, to whet your appetite are the sponsors’ designs:

SLACKGIRL:

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BEYOND PERSUASION DESIGN:

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FRENCH VINTAGE COUTURE:

French Vintage Couture - Adelaide Corset - Rococo - Aristo Even French Vintage Couture - Adelaide Corset - Blue - Aristo Event

KELLI’S KREATIONS:

KK - Isolde KK - Maerwynn

AND FROM OUR ORGANISER {MOEKO}:

MOEKO Venetia Gown Scarlet MOEKO Venetia Gown Purple MOEKO Venetia Gown Black MOEKO Alexander Men's Outfit Scarlet MOEKO Alexander Men's Outfit Purple MOEKO Alexander Men's Outfit Black

August Blogger of the Month – Heidi Rewell

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Aristo is very proud to have a group of dedicated and especially talented bloggers to help with the publicising of the designers’ exclusive designs each month.  Under the guidance of our hard working  Mąrɨssą ÇHÜ  (mariselaa) they have produced some amazing images and generated a lot of interest for the event.  I am very proud to announce the inaugural Blogger of the Month award.  Each month myself (Moeko Tatekana) and  Mąrɨssą ÇHÜ  (mariselaa) will review the blog posts made and will pick someone to receive this award.

I’m very excited to announce that this month’s winner is the extraordinary Heidi Rewell.  Heidi has been blogging for the Aristo event since the start and has consistently produced high quality content on a regular basis.  You can see Heidi’s work over on her blog Alternative Fashion in SL and on Flickr.

CONGRATULATIONS HEIDI!

Blogger of the month!
Heidi Rewell – Aristo Blogger of the Month August 2015 – Photo courtesy of Mąrɨssą ÇHÜ (mariselaa)

Applications OPEN! September – The Grand Tour

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Applications are now open for the September round of Aristo.

THEME: The Grand Tour

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WHAT WAS THE GRAND TOUR?

The Grand Tour was an extended vacation that young British aristocratic nobles took throughout Europe.  It was at the height of its popularity in the 18th & early 19th centuries.  Although this was an exclusively male pastime, at the ARISTO event, and in keeping with 21st century equality, we encourage designs for all genders/species.   As described on the Wikipedia page:

The primary value of the Grand Tour, it was believed, lay in the exposure both to the cultural legacy of classical antiquity and the Renaissance, and to the aristocratic and fashionably polite society of the European continent. In addition, it provided the only opportunity to view specific works of art, and possibly the only chance to hear certain music. A Grand Tour could last from several months to several years.

Anything reminiscent of the luxury and excess that was a hallmark of the Grand Tour, maybe a hint of the Renaissance, all of these ideas are the background for THE GRAND TOUR.  Designers’ exclusive items should be based around this idea.  Any other items sold can be non-themed as long as the exclusive(s) are thematic.

CLICK HERE FOR APPLICATION FORM

Get Ready for Gorgeousness! August ARISTO!

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The doors will open at midnight the morning of 10th August – bookmark this page so you can use the SLurl when the event opens.  Click on event poster for your SLurl and take a peek below at some of the amazing exclusives that will be available for L$99!  These are from our sponsors, but there are loads more available from our other designers at the event.  See you there!

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August – Broderie Anglaise – Accepting Applications

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We’re now accepting applications for round 2 of Aristo – the theme is Broderie Anglaise.  Hurry though as places are going fast!

DESIGNERS APPLICATION AND DETAILS